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to virginia, the state that could be the must-win in november. joining us now, chris cillizza, managing editor of post politics.com and peter alexander following the romney campaign. welcome to both. chris, first of all, how important is virginia? they've gone, both from ohio to virginia. they seem to be tag teaming it, the two weekends. >> reporter: yeah, i would say, draa, we've talked about this, the visits, where they spend their time is so carefully calibrated to spend it in media markets and states that they absolutely need. ohio, mitt romney, i think needs and is behind. virginia, i think mitt romney mitt romney needs and is behind. one thing to remember about virginia a state, before barack obama won in 2008 everybody the last democratic presidential candidate come win it was lyndon johnson in 1964. it's remarkable that we're talking about virginia in the terms that we are. there's been a big demographic shift with northern virginia a big democratic population. it is remarkable, it's a place where barack obama deserves credit for expanding what was the democratic map in the early 2000s
it. >> presint obama also in virginia, near the naval base. the heart of the military establishment in the tidr. know, during campaign season, you always hear a lot about patriotism. well, you know what? it's time for a new economic patriotism. an economic patriotism rooted in the beliefhatrowi our ecyinh strong and thriving middle class. >> at the u.n., israel's prime minister is about to speak today with an ultimatum to iran. a day after iran's president denounce military threated from israel in s speech to the general assembly. >>> plus -- done deal. the replacements gke r nfdefers rike deal to end the lockout. >>> and magna what? britain's prime minister david cameron flunks british history when letterman asks him to explain what magna carta means in english. er tla m - >>ou're testing me. >> it would be good if you knew this. >> it would. >> there's that latin. good day. i'm andrea mitchell le in new york. waiting for israel's prime miertais tat u. genal aembly any moment now. joining me first, former u.s. ambassador to israel, dennis ross, who held top jobs in middle east poli
states, came out last night, ohio, florida, virginia, if you had to pick three states where the election's going to be decided it's these three. obama up seven in ohio, five in florida, three in virginia. >> well, it's not good. i men when you see the polls. and they mirror the polling we had done with nbc/"wall street journal"/marist a week ago, showed the same numbers. we'll have new polls tonight at 6:30 on some other key states in iowa, wisconsin, and colorado. and those are going to be states that we're going to be interested to see just where is this race moving, or is it moving at all? and the fact is, i mean, they really are looking at these numbers. they know what's happening here. and they -- that's why you're seeing a bus tour that they're trying to roll out and some of the other things. this -- these three states, with florida, virginia, and ohio, more than half of all money spend in campaign advertising has come from just those three states. >> remarkable. >> more than $300 million spent between the outside groups and the campaigns, you know, so of the 620 million or so. so
and virginia that seven-point lead in ohio, people asking about the party and sampling, florida and virginia a little less democratic than what the exit polls showed in 2008. ohio a little more. but they also fit with what we know the campaigns are seeing which is the president got a bump. the question now, does it dissipate or not? i think that is of a concern to the romney campaign. >> this just in as they say, the romney camp has announced senator mccain will be holding events in new hampshire where we know he is so popular. >> one of eight or nine swing states. >> at a vfw event. >> under five. it's interesting, you look at these three and that's what's a little bit of concern to the romney campaign is that virginia, ohio, and florida, not looking as good today but there are still races under five points like colorado, new hampshire, wisconsin, nevada, iowa. >> yep. >> iowa less so. >> and show the tough root that mitt romney now has at this -- and this is a snap shot, of course, but your electoral -- >> do it this way, ohio is the one you have republicans biting their finger nails on. e
for mitt romney to win without ohio? there's a very narrow way but he would have to win both virginia and florida, and he's not -- he's not looking so great in those states right now either. >> one of the things -- >> right. >> one of the things that really is clear today also is there's a new mitt romney ad and this shows the real effect of that 47% mistake in the video because here's his first to camera ad, and what he's saying in the ad, is, you know, that he would take care of the middle class. let's listen. >> more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office. and 15 million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle class. i'm mitt romney, and
from some even in his own party, romney in virginia today did not repeat his criticism of the president's handling of the crisis. >> right now we're in mourning, we've lost four of our diplomats across the world. we're thinking about their families and those that they've left behind. what a tragedy. >> a different tone indeed. do you think the republicans are worried about a gender gap in virginia? look at faces surrounding romney at today's rally there. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. u.s. diplomatic outposts are on alert as anti-american protests continue from egypt, libya, now to yemen. nbc chief foreign correspondent live in cairo watching developments. you're joining us by phone. talk about what happens happening in cairo and the fact that mohamed morsi belatedly seemed to have spoken against the protests but he seems to be walking a tightrope. >> reporter: belatedly and half heartedly, you could say, he condemned the violence in libya but did it with a caveat saying, yes, but we also oppose any insulting of religion and we think that this is something that sh
obama has to do is either win florida or win both virginia and ohio to get to 270 or past that number. >> and when -- susan, when we look at these new polls and look at virginia, ohio, and what mitt romney has to do in terms of holding on plus moving ahead, this is a very narrow, small needle to thread. >> that's right. as you see options fall away, if iowa is out of reach, it means he's got the path that we've seen some democratic candidates in the past have to do which is draw to an inside straight. you have to have everything in every other place fall in your direction and that's one reason i think we're going to see such a focus on florida where both president obama and mitt romney were campaigning yesterday. >> now, mitt romney tried to capitalize on what many believe was a misstep by the president at the univision moment. we talked, we showed that just now. romney attacked. susan, how important are these kinds of missteps by both candidates at this stage in the campaign some. >> well, we know that they can -- if they go to kind of a preexisting weakness they can have some power.
and older generations of vets and romney in trying to go there, in virginia this week, showed he didn't even understand the issue he was trying to make political hay out of. the problem of suicides among veterans and says a solution is he won't cut military spending in the sequester. you know, i don't think he knows what the relationship of the v.a. funding is to the sequester. i'm not sure he knows that paul ryan voted for that sequester or that at this point wars are the way you make new veterans if he's threatening new wars in iran and syria the way he's been so threatening on those issues. we need this debate. we have problems as a country, not getting the debate from the campaign but maybe next week we will start to. >> and on nbc and msnbc, we've got lester holt and richard engel and teams of correspondents also in the field, so we are going to be having that debate come hell or high water. >> do you feel like those issues can be brought into the campaign with less than 40 days, is there no chance that we're going to get there? >> i think that we have to force the issue, we in the medi
think that at the end of the day that's where it goes. but virginia's still in my view remaining the cornerstone battleground state. where virginia goes i think is going to be a trend line of how this election ultimately is going to go because it's such a microcosm of what's going on in the country right now. >> i was talking last night about a woman i met, she came up to me not here, it was on my way here, and she said, you know, my late husband was a republican, i'm leaning democrat, i voted, she said i was leaning democrat, i voted for barack obama but then i was worried about the economy so i was really leaning towards mitt romney, but now i'm really worried that the republicans are going to push down on the glass ceiling. she went like this, push me down under the glass ceiling. middle-aged woman, working woman. to me, that captured sort of the reason why so many people are undecided and it is the woman's vote here and elsewhere that the president is relying on to try to get it out. >> it's very hard to find a pollster in either party that doesn't point to women, suburban wo
in battleground virginia today, norfolk, virginia, about an hour ago getting the crowd excited for the first lady's speech this evening. but they didn't really have to build excitement. she is the star of the show. during an interview in colorado, the president gave himself an incomplete grade on handling the situation he inherited as commander in chief. the obama campaign is hoping for a better grade from undecided voters. joining me now, chris cillizza, msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com and "washington post" national political correspondent, karen tumulty. we're going to slow jam the news. >> i really do love this. this has always been my dream. >> a number of us were at a briefing this morning, a bloomberg briefing with the top command from the obama campaign. what is their response to the whole question of his giving himself an incomplete on his handling of the economy? >> well, they basically say that what they're going to do is make the point that first of all, that people are going to be a lot worse off, they're going to argue, going forward if mitt romney is elect
the weekend campaigning in the military heavy state of virginia and certainly in the senate race in that state, george allen using it against him. it does ignore the fact that republicans including governor romney's running mate voted for the deal. they didn't want the sequester to go into effect. they wanted the -- you know cut some deal that would prevent the cuts, but like you said, they voted for it. there was an agreement between the two parties. for them to use this right now does raise questions about the original vote. >> jonathan martin, thank you very much for our politico briefing today. mitt romney defends not talking about afghanistan at the convention while in the war zone the taliban makes a new threat. plus, talks are under way to get chicago teachers back to work. we've got the very latest from chicago. send me your thoughts on facebook and twitte twitter @mitchellreports. this is "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. does your phone give you all day battery life ? droid does. and does it launch apps by voice while learning your voice ? launch cab4me. droid does. keep left
in diversifying the economies in eastern kentucky and west virginia and stopping the obscene practice of mountaintop removal coal mining. people of appalachian deserve jobs and preserve the appalachian mountains and not blow them to smithereens. gender equality cuts across all issues, whether education empowerment, land tenure, access to agricultural inputs and, of course, sexual exploitation which is a massive modern scorge. so i'm going to listen to what people have to say and should i keep operating in the space i'm in, or should i, you know, take the show to washington? i don't know. i don't know. >> one of the things that has happened in this recent weeks and months in this campaign is that there's a lack of enthusiasm among young women, suburban moms, who are not as energized as they were four years ago and other young people as well. how do you speak to that? >> it's all to me about personal narrative and that's what was so exceptional and breathtaking about the first lady's speech. three generations of her family's story which absolutely in the american dream and so specifical
to be running in ohio and florida like running for governor and running in virginia like he's running for sheriff. >> right. >> so take it from there. there's a lot of, perhaps, unwanted advice but some of it seems to be rather useful advice. >> right. and there's just no question there's deep, deep anxiety about romney's comments and as jonathan martin and maggie haberman in their politico story said, not just the comments, anybody can be taken out of context especially in this sort of undercover hot mike moment like this, but the way he's responded. he hasn't fully embraced the comments and said, no here's what i really mean and think, and hasn't fully distanced himself, i'm sorry, i screwed up. caught in the no man's land and it's clearly been a distraction for 48 hours and under this trajectory, probably got more time that it's been cycled. >> they've tried to change the comme subject to the redistribution. we have not authenticated that tape. it is 14 years ago. it is a stretch. no matter what the president said back then when a state senator is it a stretch to try to, you know,
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